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Brookline Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped In Car After Crash On Black Ice

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Brookline firefighters rescued a woman who became trapped in her car after sliding on black ice and crashing into a large boulder Wednesday morning, officials said.

The car rolled over onto the driver’s side on Woodland Road, pinning the woman’s legs under the dashboard for about 20 minutes, said Brookline Deputy Fire Chief Kyle McEachern. Firefighters and police arrived at 7:15 a.m. and removed the roof of the vehicle to free the woman, who is in her 40s.

She was conscious and alert throughout the process, McEachern said, but suffered a broken arm and leg injuries.

The woman was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening.

“Just this time of year take a little extra time and caution while traveling,” McEachern said.